National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

The major effort of NYSF is a 12-day residential workshop programme conducted in a major centre (Canberra, Brisbane) for Year 12 students using university staff and facilities. Our club supports one or more of the successful applicants each year.  

This program offers Year 12 students the opportunity to learn about study options for careers in the fields of Science, Engineering, and Technology, within a University environment in Canberra or Brisbane. 

Rotary is the Founding Partner of the organisation. Established in 1983, the first sessions held at University of Canberra. It moved to the Australian National University, also in Canberra,in 2006. NYSF has since acquired a number of government, corporate and university partners. 

Two students, Daniel Roy and Izzie Tame joined 36 others on a bus trip to Canberra on 15 January 2019. Click here for report on their presentations to the club including feedback on their experience. 

A previous forum was held in Toowoomba on Sunday the 16th of August 2018 and our club had two students participating.  

They were James Hilder from Redlands College and Joel Bulow a student from CHAC. Uiveristy of  Queensland were 49 students vying for 15 places and the standard of the candidates was the highest seen in many years.  Joel Bulow was selected as one of those 15 and he is extremely excited about the prospect.  The next step for Joel was to come and meet the club and then be off to Orientation at Gatton UQ Campus on the 10th of October followed by a morning tea at Government House hosted by Queensland Governor, Paul de Jersey on the 12th of October. 

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